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Birthdays

Brigadier Sir John Anstey, former President, National Savings Committee, 90; Mr David Atherton, music director, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, 53; Mr John Bamborough, former Principal, Linacre College, Oxford, 76; Mr Michael Barratt, television presenter, 69; Mr Victor Borge, musician and comedian, 88; Mr Keith Brookman, General Secretary, Iron and Steel Trades Confederation, 59; Sir Robin Butler, Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service, 59; Professor Sir Bryan Carsberg, Secretary General, International Accounting Standards Committee, 58; Mr Fran Cotton, former rugby international, 49; Sir Alastair Forbes, former judge, 89; Mr Mel Gibson, actor, 41; Mr Richard Hanbury- Tenison, Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent, 72; Sir Roy Harding, educationist, 73; Mr Robert Hughes MP, 64; Mr John Paul Jones, rock musician and producer, 51; Admiral Sir Michael Layard, former Second Sea Lord, Chief of Naval Personnel, 61; Miss Anya Linden (Lady Sainsbury of Preston Candover), former ballerina, 64; Sir George Martin, chairman, AIR group, 70; Mr Eric Martlew MP, 48; Sir Carol Mather, former MP, 78; Mr Siegmund Nissel, former member of the Amadeus Quartet, 75; Sir John Riddell, former royal equerry, 63; Miss Eirlys Roberts, former deputy director, Consumers' Association, 86; Mr Graham Ross Russell, chairman, Securities Institute, 63; Mr Robert Steedman, architect, 68; Mr Matthew Taylor MP, 34; Mr John Thaw, actor, 55; Mr David Vine, BBC sports commentator, 61.

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